Love your roof?
If you love your roof for always protecting you, show it some appreciation by getting an inspection done! An inspection by a licensed and trained roofing professional gives you the opportunity to be ahead of the game. With a roof inspection, you’ll know whether you need to think about repairing or replacing your roof. If the roof is in tip-top shape, then you don’t need to think about anything but the money you’re saving!
Why is a roof inspection important?
A roof inspection is important because it gives you the chance to detect problems before they become an even bigger problem. For example, there is a tile missing from the middle of your roof that you had no idea about. There would be no way you noticed it unless you went up there yourself. This one missing tile can create an even bigger problem if not taken care of. Why? Because when it rains, the water can easily get into the interior of the home causing water damage to the walls and ceilings.
Don’t skip out on a roof inspection, call Almeida Roofing Inc to schedule! We have the roofing specialist that are dedicated to providing our customers with knowledge of their roof. Our goal is to inform you of potential roof problems before they become an actual problem. This saves you money and headaches! For more information and scheduling, call us anytime at Almeida Roofing Inc.!
How do roof tiles get cracked?
There are different materials that go into building a roof and one of those are the roofing tiles. While these are meant to protect you, they still wear down and crack over time. Cracked tiles can be caused by impact from falling objects, freezing, and weather. Sometimes you can get away with repairing a few random tiles but in more serious cases, replacement may be necessary. Whether you need roof repairs or replacement, it’s important to know how these cracks can happen.
Causes of Broken/Cracked Roof Tiles
- Falling Objects
- Freezing and thawing
Falling objects could be things like… a branch from that giant tree on the side of your house or, if you’re really unlucky, an aircraft losing control and landing not so graciously on the roof. No matter what the object is, it’s possible to crack a shingle with it.
When there is sitting water on the roof that freezes and thaws over and over again, this can cause the roofing tiles to crack. While the water goes through the roofing materials, the temperature fluctuating causes the cracks to occur.
Here in Phoenix, Arizona, we occasionally get a crazy hail storm that lasts about 3 minutes. It may be a short time but the falling ice can cause cracks and holes in a matter of no time. When we get strong winds during monsoon season, the tiles have a chance of peeling or lifting.
Whatever the reason, if you need a roofing specialist to give you direction on repairing or replacing your roof, Almeida Roofing Inc is available to help! Our professionals will inspect the roof and present you with options. We will work with you every step of the way to get your roof back in shape! Call us anytime to schedule an inspection with Almeida Roofing Inc!
Roof Damage After a Storm
What a weird couple of weeks it has been with all this rain! Homeowners in Phoenix, Arizona is used to seeing most of the rain activity during monsoon season in the summer months. These storms aren’t just bringing more rain… the wind and hail too! We haven’t had hail in what seems like years! Maybe it’s time to check on your roof… Just think about taking the brunt of all the force your roof is withstanding as it protects you!
Mother nature sure is beautiful when she pours from the skies but does cause some issues to our roofs. Rain damage is the most common and noticeable roof damage. As your roof weakens and storms continuously beat on it, the material weakens and the shingles start lifting. When this happens, water seeps into the holes and cracks with nowhere to drain… The moisture eventually begins to cause even more damage and can even create problems inside the home.
Storms in Arizona can be dangerous when the intense winds roll in. We see trampolines flying from backyard to backyard, a wall of dust coming straight at us, and our freshly washed car getting smacked with that wall of dust. What we don’t see is that shingle starting to lift up, completely come off, and fly away! You could be missing many pieces of your roof and you wouldn’t even know unless you checked. This brings us back to water damage because the rain, hail, and occasional snowfall can sit right where your shingles and other roofing materials are supposed to be!
Hail seems to be showing up more and more out of the blue. These balls of ice range from all different sizes. Some are as small as a pea while others can be as big as a soccer ball! No matter how big or how small, ice hitting your roof does damage. It may not be right away but overtime hail can breakdown the roofs material, creating issues in the future.
After any storm, you should check your roof or call for an inspection. Almeida Roofing is a professional roofing contractor who services the Phoenix, Arizona area. We can inspect your roof and tell you how well it held up after last week’s storm or give you options if it needs further attention. Take care of your roof by calling the roofing professionals at 602-743-3175.
Can rain damage my roof?
Being a homeowner means all the repairs and upgrades are our responsibility. We no longer have the luxury of calling the maintenance guy or property management company to fix the leaky sink and not have to pay a dime. When damages occur and repairs need to be done on our home, we are never ready or excited about it. This is especially true during the rainy season and what a recent surprise of constant rain we just got. With all this extra rain, what damages could happen to our roofs?
We tend to get a lot of rain during the monsoon season in the summer but sometimes we get surprised with it in the winter months too. But whether it’s July or December, heavy rainfall can do damage to the shingles. Routinely check the stability of the shingles and ensure there are no cracks especially after a storm.
With trapped moisture and sitting water comes mold. Normally we struggle to deal with mold in our kitchens and bathrooms but the tops of our houses are easily overlooked. Expansion of materials, mildew, and wood rot occurs when the mold grows in the cracks on your roof. We suggest getting a roof inspection done if you have mold concerns.
If your gutters are clogged, it’ll become problematic during heavy rainfall because the water will end up sitting on your roof rather than draining. Gutters that aren’t maintained and cleared routinely could cause costly repairs in the future. Stay ahead of the game by keeping up with clearing your gutters.
Frozen water damage can occur during the winter months when we randomly get heavy rainfall. Water that sits and freezes in the cracks of the roof causes the building material to expand. When you go to do roof repairs, this expansion makes it difficult to repair verses if it was a smaller crack. Some repairs may be too big and you could end up buying a new roof instead.
Almeida Roofing recommends you take a look at your roof after this consistent rainfall we just had. If you’d like one of our professionals to do an inspection for you, we’re more than happy to help! We will complete our inspection, report back to you, and give you any repair or replacement recommendations if deemed necessary. Almeida Roofing looks forward to servicing you!
4 Reasons Your Home Roof Requires Replacement
As a homeowner, we don’t really pay attention to our roof. We just expect it to protect us from the outside elements without thought of the condition it is in. Overtime, the outside elements, lack of proper maintenance, and age cause damages to the roof that aren’t always repairable. Take a moment to learn and know the signs for when it’s probably time to replace your roof.
Check the interior and exterior walls, rafters, and decking to see if any stains are visible. These water stains normally have a brown or yellowish color. This is a good indication that there is wood rot and moisture damage from a leak in the roof.
Cracked Or Curled Shingles:
If you’ve had your shingled roof for more than 12-15 years, inspect your roof closely. Do you see cracked shingles? Or shingles that are curled at the edges? If so, that means you should consider getting quotes on replacement.
There are different factors that could’ve led to the roof sagging… Incorrectly ventilated roof, poor workmanship, incorrect installed roofing materials, undersized rafters and extreme weight. Regardless of the reason, a roof that is noticeably sagging should be replaced.
Inspect the roof to check for any light coming through. If there is light, you may have holes in your roof and if that’s the case, it’s time to replace.
If you find such issues on your roof and feel that now your roof needs replacement then call Almeida Roofing Inc – Arizona’s Roofing Experts now. We have 35 years of experience in roofing industry and would love to help you.
Is It Time To Replace Your Roof?
A house wouldn’t be very useful without a roof… it is the most essential part of the home. The roof protects our home from water damage and outside elements. Unfortunately, like with anything else, wear and tear happens overtime. It is important to know the signs when you should replace your roof to avoid property damage and injury. Don’t overlook the condition of your roof!
6 Signs It Is Time To Replace The Roof
1.) Water Damage: Take a peak upstairs or in the attic for signs of moisture. There could be brown, yellow, or grey stains. Peeling paint on the wall and ceilings also demonstrates a roof leak. If there is dampness in the attic, the roof is weakened causing water to get inside.
2.) Life Expectancy: On average, a roof can last 20-50 years depending on the type. Get records on when the roof was installed and if/ when it was replaced so you can guesstimate when it’ll be time to replace.
3.) Sagging: A sagging and droopy roof is an indication that moisture got captured causing boards under the roof to rot. Walk across the street to look at your roof. It’s supposed to look straight so you should be able to see any sagging.
4.) Mold & Fungi: I know, gross right? If you see mold and fungi, check for a possible roof leak. Not only is it absolutely disgusting but it’s not good for you and your family to breath in. Address the water leak and make sure to get rid of the mold and fungi too!
5.) Curling Shingles: If you see the shingles curled, it signals that they’re no longer securely attached and are damaged.
6.) Missing Shingles & Other Material: We have the best monsoon storms here in Arizona and they’re really cool to watch but then the next morning you walk out of your house to a tree on top of your car… not so cool. That wind gets intense! The high winds can cause your shingles to fly off along with the materials that are keeping everything intact.
Take the time to check the condition of your roof. Need repair or replacement, call a professional. If you’d like a specialist to inspect the condition of your roof, Almeida Roofing is always here to help! We will document our findings and walk through them with you. Whether you decide to repair or replace, we can help with that too!
TIPS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR NEW ROOF
TIPS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR NEW ROOF
Is your roof on it’s last legs?
Are you in a hurry to look out for an immediate replacement?
Checking out local roofing contractors in Phoenix is where this journey usually starts. Checking out online reviews, making sure ROC licensed and insured and checking other credentials is next.
After checking out credentials, you most always will be concerned about the cost involved in getting a new roof installed.
Here we have listed some steps and tips that can help. These tips can help not only be able to choose the best roofing contractor in Phoenix, but also to help the overall roofing job to go smoothly.
Start shop around and act smart: Many home roofing contractors will claim to be the best in the market. It is always wise to do your homework, check online reviews, ask for past references and call them as well as get the estimate. This will help you in zeroing into not only the best price for your job, but the best roofer for your job. The cheaper jobs can end up being very expensive; poor quality roofing leads to expensive damages. Going blindly after someone who is offering an unbelievably low price is risky since the contractor might compromise the quality of work.
Hunt for off-season discounts: If delaying roof replacement/repair job is an option for you, then waiting for seasons off can help you get great deals. Depending on the climate, you can start at early winters or at the commencement of spring, to negotiate the price with your choice of roofing contractor Phoenix.
For all your roof repair or installation needs, Almeida Roofing is here to help!
Account for Long-Term Savings: Select energy-rated products which will help you in saving some considerable amount in long run. In some cases, going by these options can also invite tax break.
Give a hand: It is advisable to do some work on your own. Where the actual roof installation will be done people who have required skills, removing the shingles can be a part of job that you can take over to save labor cost. Also, you can suggest storing the materials on site or performing the post clean up job to control the cost. It is wide to discuss everything in detail with the company to ensure that the costing remains under check.
Water Leak Repair in Desert Hills
Roof Water Leak Repair in Desert Hills
Arizona is such a pretty place to live, with beautiful weather several months of the year.
Then comes the blistering summer heat, the beautiful, powerful and also damaging summer monsoon storms which result in damage insurance claims every year. The roof of the home is often times the first line of defense from these heavy storms and scorching heat. Most roofs can easily withstand most Arizona monsoon storms, however with the unpredictable winds and water damaged shingles go flying, roof tile can crack from falling debris and existing roof damage is exasperated.
When you need a roofing repair, don’t procrastinate – roofing problems usually get worse over time. Call us today to get a free estimate on fixing it now – 602-743-3175
Water Is Beautiful... OUTSIDE!
Water is one of the most beautiful natural elements… in the right setting that is. If you are wanting to go camping, fishing or just go find your Zen on the water, these are all fabulous examples of how water is so key to not only our survival — but also our pleasure. Backyard pools, rain storms and more are also wonderful elements of our life that couldn’t be without water. The human body is primarily made up of water. Our clothes and dishes wouldn’t be very clean without water. You see where this is going. Water is a must have.
Leaky Roofs and Leaky Plumbing
The Roof Is Not Seen
For most types of roofing services, we are the ones to call – Contact us at 602-743-3175 to arrange your free estimate.
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Arizona Monsoon Season Is Here!
The Arizona monsoon storms can be exciting, scary, pretty and also costly.
Several cities in the Phoenix and surrounding areas suffered damage to roofs and other structures already this Monsoon 2022 season, and this season is just getting started. There has been reports of multiple power outages, lots of roof damage and even a completely flattened mobile home!
Below are some tips to stay safe during this Monsoon 2022:
(The below tips from: Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (az.gov) website)
The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority gives these tips on safety during and after storms, no matter where you are at:
Lightning is attracted to metal and water, and tends to strike the highest or tallest objects. YOU ARE IN A STRIKE ZONE IF YOU HEAR THUNDER FIVE SECONDS OR LESS AFTER YOU SEE LIGHTNING!
- Avoid wide, open areas such as fields and golf courses.
- Stay off hilltops and other high points of land.
- Don’t stand near trees or tall poles
- Get at least 7 feet away from tall objects
- Avoid metal objects such as golf carts and clubs, lawn mowers and pipes.
- Get to the lowest point of ground you can, and kneel or squat to minimize your contact points with the ground.
- Do not lie flat. This will make you a bigger target.
- Don’t huddle with others. Spread out at least 15 feet apart.
- Remove golf shoes or steel-toed boots.
- If you’re out on the water, get to land.
- If you’re in a pool, get out.
Downed Power Lines
- Stay at least 100 feet away.
- If the power line has fallen on your car while you’re in it, don’t touch anything metal in the car, and stay inside until professional help arrives.
- Never try to help someone trapped by a power line. You endanger your own safety. Instead, call 9-1-1 immediately.
- Stay away from windows during strong winds. Tree limbs and other wind-borne objects can be a hazard.
- Electrical wiring attracts lightning. Avoid using the telephone, except for emergencies.
- Lighting can move through a home’s plumbing, attracted to the metal or water. Avoid using sinks and showers.
- Disconnect computers, TVs and other delicate electronic equipment. Consider attaching surge protectors to such equipment.
- Don’t enter a dust storm if you can avoid it.
- Turn headlights on and slow to a prudent speed.
- If you pull off the road, get as far to the right as possible. Turn off the car and headlights, and set the parking brake. Keep your foot off the brake pedal because other drivers may think you’re a car in motion.
- Rain reduces traction and causes tires to hydroplane. Slow your speed accordingly.
- Water on roads may be deeper than it looks. Watch for vehicles travelling too fast. They can throw up blinding sheets of water.
- Don’t cross rain-swollen washes. You can be caught in a flash flood that can sweep your vehicle and its contents away.
- Pay attention to hazard signs and roadblocks. Ignoring them threatens life and property, and can result in enforcement action by police.
Stuck in a wash:
Control of a vehicle is lost in 6 inches of water. Most vehicles will begin to float in 2 feet of water.
– If you have a phone, call 911. Our firefighters are equipped and trained on swift water rescues.
– If you can, climb onto the roof and wait to be rescued.
– If the water is still low and you can wade to safety, do so, but beware of floating debris.
Additional Monsoon and Dust Storm Information
- National Weather Service – Monsoon Information
- Arizona State Climate Office – Monsoon Status
- Arizona Emergency Information Network – Monsoon Awareness
- Arizona Emergency Information Network – Dust Storms
- Pull Aside Stay Alive – Driving in a Dust Storm“
Roofing repair that you can count on is something that can really help to rest your mind at ease. As a home owner, it’s important to develop relationships with the contractors that can make your life easier.
We can handle your roofing repair professionally, no matter how big or small the job is! Give us a call to schedule a free consultation and estimate: 602-743-3175
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KEY SIGNS TO INDICATE THAT YOUR ROOF NEEDS ATTENTION
The roof of our house is one of the key structures of the house, which protects it offering the needed shelter to people residing in it. But many of us tend to delay repair and maintenance work of the roof to save money. But such careless acts can be very damaging for us and the property leading to heavy expenses.
If you witness any type of damage to the roof, in place of ignoring it, you should call the roofing experts, for repairing it. There are some specific signs which can help us to identify that the roof needs attention. Many know the signs, and many won’t. So, we are going to share with you some key signs which will alert you to avail Roofing Services Arizona.
Once you identify a noticeable sag on the roof, you should hire an expert to inspect it. Even if it is not leaking, it should be inspected thoroughly. It can be due to any problem with the structure of the building. On the other hand, it can be for the mistake in the use of right-hand trigonometry at the time of installation, and then the roof may get sagged. It is a sign of weak foundation support of the building. However, a sagging roof does not cause immediate danger to the residents, but, still, it is better to get it checked by experts. If required, experts will do the repairing of the roof.
Missing Of Shingles:
Roof repairing and maintenance also include replacing shingles. It is not uncommon that asphalt shingles will be losing their granules as these starts to wear out. Over time these shingles become loose and will start damaging the roof. Sudden fall of the shingles may lead to serious accidents. Here you need to get in touch with professional roofing contractor Peoria. But the new shingles will never match with the old ones and the roof will lose its attraction. Hence it is suggested for the entire replacement of the roof to give it a fresh and elegant look.
Age Of Roof:
If your roof age is above 25 years, then it should be inspected by professionals thoroughly. It may look perfect from the outside, but the leakage can be there from the internal sheetrock. Proper assessment of the roof is necessary to confirm whether the roof replacement is required or not. This practice will help you to understand the amount that you need to expend for repairing and replacing the roof.
Once you notice cracked shingles on the roof, it means the shingles completed their lifespan, and these are required to be altered. These cracks can allow water to enter between the shingles. It will damage the roof entirely. Hence it is necessary to contact professionals for roofing services in phoenix. The experts will check whether the entire shingles are required to be altered or not.
The Spread Of Algae And Moss:
Spreading of algae, moss, etc is common for a roof that is quite older. Again, your roof does not get enough sunlight then it will catch lichen easily. There must be a proper water drainage system on the roof so that lichen cannot grow fast. Here if you consult with an experienced roof repair contractor, you will come to know more about how to remove lichen, moss, or algae from the roof. They can suggest a power wash if the roof is made of tiles.
Shingles get curled due to the weather. Shingles can get curled in two forms; one is clawing, and the other one is cupping. In clawing, the shingles get curled from the middle whereas, in cupping, these get curled on the edges. If you notice that the shingles of your roof are developing these issues, then you should get it checked by professionals.
So, roof repairing and maintenance is a complicated process, and the work must be done by professional roof contractors only. One of the trusted and reputed roofers of the industry on which you can surely bank upon is ALMEIDA ROOFING.